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The Cooktown Discovery Festival will be complemented this year by Wild and Windy Cooktown - a community celebration offering a wide range of local activities

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The Program :: Wild and Windy

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Friday 15th, June
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Be croc wise and learn about crocodiles in Far North Queensland. Participate in a palm frond weaving workhop to make a large crocodile sculpture.

Friday 15th, June
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All aboard Riverbend Tours for a sunset cruise on the Endeavour River.

Friday 15th, June
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Start the night off with a bang and watch the local marines fire their muskets!

Friday 15th, June
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring the kids to the fun and excitement of the funfair amusement rides.

Friday 15th, June
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Be entertained with live acts from a selection of the 2017 Discovery Festival busking competition winners.

Friday 15th, June
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm

Round off a fabulous day of celebrations with a party at the pub Cooktown style – Jusfa Kicks will be performing live.

Saturday 16th, June
7:15 am - 9:00 am

The Cooktown Green Adventure Challenge is a street orienteering event on foot. Teams of 2-5 people are given a map with checkpoints and a clue sheet and one hour to find as many checkpoints as possible. The catch is the map has no street names or identifying words to guide you! Teams must use basic navigation […]

Saturday 16th, June
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

While away your day watching the comedy and talent of an amazing array of street buskers.

Saturday 16th, June
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Bring the kids to the fun and excitement of the funfair amusement rides.

Saturday 16th, June
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit the Country Women’s Association Tea House and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and some lovely home made treats.

Saturday 16th, June
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Ever wanted to add a bit of bling to your mobility scooter or help one of the local seniors flash their’s up?

Saturday 16th, June
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get a fresh perspective on Cooktown and see it from the air!

Saturday 16th, June
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bring the kids for a live, interactive and fun music and magic show.

Saturday 16th, June
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Everybody loves a parade! Come and see the community and culture of Cooktown all on display together!

Saturday 16th, June
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Bring the kids for a live, interactive and fun music and magic show.

Saturday 16th, June
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Visitors vs locals? Young vs Old? Line up and let the craziness start as battles to be the strongest team commence.

Saturday 16th, June
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Be entertained by local Indigenous artists at the Reconciliation Rocks live concert.

Saturday 16th, June
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join local Indigenous dancers for an interactive dance workshop and learn about their culture and traditions.

Saturday 16th, June
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Channel your inner Italian as you speed your way through a mountain of spaghetti.

Saturday 16th, June
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Yummm! Pies!

Saturday 16th, June
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

How strong are you? Can you pull a truck down the street? Prove it to your mates at the truck pull competition!

Saturday 16th, June
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

How fast can a mud crab run? Don’t know? Well, there’s only one way to find out……

Saturday 16th, June
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

All aboard Riverbend Tours for a sunset dinner and fireworks cruise on the Endeavour River.

Saturday 16th, June
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Live entertainment at the Captain’s Table Restaurant

Saturday 16th, June
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Live entertainment by Gerry Leigh

Saturday 16th, June
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Be entertained with live acts from a selection of the 2017 Discovery Festival busking competition winners.

Saturday 16th, June
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm

Round off a fabulous day of celebrations with a party at the pub Cooktown style – Jusfa Kicks will be performing live.

Sunday 17th, June
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Run off the indulgences of Saturday’s events by joining us to run for fun. Drag the kids out of bed and off we go!

Sunday 17th, June
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Take a moment to pause and give thanks by joining us for our traditional combined Church service.

Sunday 17th, June
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get a fresh perspective on Cooktown and see it from the air!

Sunday 17th, June
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get your fastest billy carts ready to race down Walker Street for a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Sunday 17th, June
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Uncover some of the lesser known stories of Cooktown’s historic inhabitants with this fascinating Cemetery tour.

Sunday 17th, June
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All aboard Riverbend Tours for a sunset cruise on the Endeavour River.

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